Convicted Greek terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas who was imprisoned in the high-security Korydallos jail, in Athens has been transferred, Friday to the “open” agricultural prison in Volos, ANA-MPA says.
He is currently serving 11 life sentences and 25 years imprisonment for his role as the notorious hitman of the terror group November 17.
He was transferred to the Volos jail following a relevant decision by the Central Committee for Transfers overseen by Greece’s Justice ministry, a development that has led to widespread condemnation by opposition parties.
The farm prison of Volos is a correctional facility. Convicts contribute through manual, open-air labour at this penitentiary as they are allowed to participate in agricultural work in the area such as fruit picking.
This is a way to have their sentences reduced. In Koufodinas’ case, even the idea of it, has caused the ire of Greek opposition and of victims’ relatives immediately after the transfer became known.
ANA-MPA notes that Koufodinas, a leading member of the now disbanded November 17 terrorist organisation that was also known as “Poisonhand” has been convicted of committing a series of murders carried out by the group.
Under the Greek law, this kind of transfers to agricultural facilities in the country “must be preceded by an application from the prisoner in question.” ….. / IBNA